Driving

Midweek Video: WSDOT’s New SR-520/I-5 Connection for Transit

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLUcx1gwVs&list=PLEvVhy_eoUuDXFW0dBmX-20VcHPH7YF60&index=26 The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a $68 million contract to Walsh Construction to build a new ramp connection between SR-520 and...

SDOT Rolling Out Parking Rate Changes, Plans Changes Around Arena and Light Rail

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Sweeping on-street parking regulation changes are on the horizon in Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is rolling out updated paid parking rates...
Senator Hobbs, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, at a youth rally in 2016. (Washington State Democrats)

Senator Hobbs Recasts Himself as Fix It First Leader in National Press

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The Washington Post covered the national highway system's maintenance backlog and State Senator Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) was heavily featured. Despite a record of...

East Bellevue Community Council Blocks Necessary Parking Reform

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The move embroiled the City of Bellevue in a costly legal fight. Already on the hook for $40,000 in legal fees, the City could...

Governor Inslee Signs Historic Climate Bills but Vetoes Linkage to Transportation Package

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Today, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) and Clean Fuels Standard passed by the Washington State Legislature, but vetoed provisions...

We Need a Holistic Traffic Model that Actually Works for Our Goals

It is time for America to get off the highway hamster wheel. Our dull-eyed pursuit of building more highways is a disaster for the...

Strauss Amendment Leaves Door Open to Safe Streets Focus for VLF Revenue

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The Seattle City Council will vote today on the plan to invest $7.2 million in annual revenue from the $20 vehicle license fee (VLF)...

Sunday Video: Why Is LA Traffic So Bad?

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https://youtu.be/DbiI9ainetY Dave Amos explores the history of Los Angeles’ highway building and the ways that traffic in the region is so bad. It isn’t just...